oversight

Peer Review violation

Published by the National Science Foundation, Office of Inspector General on 2017-03-22.

Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)

                                                 NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
                                                  OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL
                                                    OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS

                                            CLOSEOUT MEMORANDUM

 Case Number: I-16-0026-O                                                                   Page 1 of 1




                Our office received an allegation regarding a violation of peer reviewer confidentiality.
         Specifically, a Researcher1 posted two confidential proposals2 on his personal university website.
         He subsequently apologized and removed the proposals from his website, after an NSF Program
         Director contacted him about the impropriety of them being posted online.

                We sent the Researcher a questionable research practice letter reminding him of his
         responsibility to delete confidential NSF proposals from his computer and to never post them
         publically. Accordingly, this case is closed with no further action taken.




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NSF OIG Form 2 (11/02)